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Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Fairy pitta

Thai: นกแต้วแล้วพันธุ์จีน, nok taewlaew phan Jeen

Binomial name: Pitta nympha, Coenraad Jacob Temminck & Hermann Schlegel, 1850

The Fairy Pitta (Pitta nympha) is a small passerine bird. It eats worms, spiders, insects, slugs, and snails. It is also known as the seven-coloured bird.

Distribution and habitat

It breeds in north-east Asia in Japan, South Korea, mainland China and Taiwan, migrant in Thailand and winters mainly on the island of Borneo in east Malaysia, Brunei, and Kalimantan in Indonesia.

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Scientific classification

Pitta nympha

Common names

  • English: Fairy pitta
  • Thai: นกแต้วแล้วพันธุ์จีน, nok taewlaew phan Jeen

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Fairy pitta, Pitta nympha in Thailand
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Ko Chang District, Trat
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Samae San Island
  • Samut Prakan Province

Range map of Pitta nympha in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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